Welcome to the AIA Kansas City Continuing Education Page!
Continuing education is required for all registered architects who practice in the state of Kansas and Missouri and are members of AIA. Both states require architects to complete continuing education for licensure, while the AIA requires it for membership. Each is recorded separately, but can be interchanged, within certain guidelines.
Kansas requires 30 hours of continuing education biannually. Click here to go to Kansas State Board of Technical Professions. Click here for a link to Continuing Education requirements.
Missouri requires 24 hours, 16 of which need to be HSW biannually. Click here to go to Missouri State Board of Registration. Click here for a link to Continuing Education requirements.
AIA requires 18 LU Hours, with 12 hours in HSW annually, due the end of the calendar year.
In 2012, AIA members will only be able to self-report learning unit credits. To obtain HSW credits, members must take courses through AIA CES registered Providers. These courses may be taken through traditional, face-to-face classroom learning, or virtual learning.
Continuing Education opportunities
AIA Kansas City programs – check out our calendar for a list of upcoming events. All Chow & Tell programs and Continuing Education Seminars are approved for credit.
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Click here to view the entire course catalog. AIA members receive up to 30% off.
AIA Knowledge Community Webinars – the webinars put on by the various Knowledge Communities offer credit. Click here to go to the calendar.
Kansas and Missouri automatically accepts all registered and approved AIA courses.
AIA will accept all registered and approved courses by AIA Registered Providers, (AIA Kansas City is a Registered Provider). Courses by non-AIA Providers or Self-Designed Activities can be submitted online at AIA/CES Self-Report Form.
AIA Kansas City only registers its programs with the AIA, and not with each state.
There are no transcripts for the state. All architects are responsible for retaining proof of participation in all CE courses; which should be retained for three years following renewal. Most states will accept a copy of your AIA transcript.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Self Designed Activity and Self-Reported Programs?
Self-Designed Activity is an educational activity designed by the learner, such as reading, viewing videos and using CD-ROMS. It is acceptable for HSW credit and recommended for a minimum of three hours. Self-Reported Program is a structured activity offered by non-AIA Registered Providers. Documentation of attendance/participation is required when reporting this as a state licensure requirement.
What qualifies for Health, Safety and Welfare?
Health is aspects of architecture that have salutary effects among users of buildings or sites and address environmental issues.
Safety is aspects of architecture intended to limit or prevent accidental injury or death among users of buildings or sites.
Welfare is aspects of architecture that engender positive emotional responses among, or enable equal access by, users of buildings or sites.
Is the 12 Hour HSW requirement in addition to the 18 LUH’s for AIA?
No. Even though AIA records by Learning Unit Hours, they require that 12 hours of the 18 LUH’s be in HSW.
Who can I contact if I have a question?
- Check out AIA-Online/CES Questions – http://www.aia.org